The Book

Gender Affirming Therapy: A Guide to What Transgender and Non-Binary Clients Can Teach Us

Affirm was born out of the book Gender Affirming Therapy: A Guide to What Transgender and Non-Binary Clients Can Teach Us. Laura, Skye and Michael tell anecdotes and reflections about the role that gender plays in our society, sharing client’s experiences within the psychotherapeutic room, and include interviews with community members where ‘in their own words’ they talk about what it is like to date as a trans person, to undergo surgery, and even to detransition. The book includes a book cover from Fox Fisher and a foreword from Dr Alex Iantaffi.

If you are feeling lost or alone as a provider when navigating gender-affirming care, I believe this book can be a friend to you and guide you to a place of knowledge and connection. As the world around us continues to be at times inhospitable for many of us who are trans, non-binary, gender expansive and/or queer, I appreciate this contribution to building a more welcoming ‘world of gender’ for us all.

Dr. Alex Iantaffi – Author, independent scholar, and licensed marriage and family therapist

There are gems and insights here. I welcome this book because it invites reflexive interrogation of clinical privilege and deep listening to the narratives and wisdom of the trans and non-binary people we serve. More of that, please!

Mr Matthew Mills – President of the British Association of Gender Specialists and Consultant Speech and Language Therapist

Explore our chapter ‘Strategies to Come Out’

Whether you’re a trans individual, a loving family member, a supportive ally, or a dedicated healthcare provider, this book has something for everyone. It’s crafted to enlighten, inspire, and offer practical guidance on a journey that can be both challenging and rewarding. Get a taste of our insights and approach by reading a free excerpt, proudly hosted by The British Psychological Society. Discover how this book can be a valuable resource in your personal or professional life.

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Book Review: ‘Valuing the Humanity, Diversity and Uniqueness’

Don’t just take our word for it – see what the experts say! Read the British Psychological Society’s review of our book, ‘Valuing the Humanity, Diversity and Uniqueness’. This review delves into the heart of our work, highlighting how our book is a beacon of understanding and inclusivity in the diverse landscape of gender identity. Learn why this book is a must-read for anyone keen to understand and embrace the beautiful spectrum of human diversity.

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